20th Century

The Black Crescent

By Jane Johnson - Published 2023

Genres:

Thriller

Set in 1950s Morocco, amid growing resistance to French rule, The Black Crescent is a novel about family ties, societal change and contrast ...Read Review

The Golden Doves

By Martha Hall Kelly - Published 2023

Genres:

Saga

Building on the success of her Lilac Girls trilogy, Kelly’s The Golden Doves takes the reader into the turbulent decade following the ...Read Review

A Real Somebody

By Deryn Collier - Published 2023

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June works in the typing pool of McAulay Advertising in downtown Montreal in 1947. Following WWII, her father is unable to find work, and ...Read Review

Flatlands

By Sue Hubbard - Published 2023

Genres:

Literary

1939: World War II has broken out, and twelve-year-old Freda is evacuated from her working-class East End home to the Flatlands, the Wash in ...Read Review

A Bakery in Paris: A Novel

By Aimie K. Runyan - Published 2023

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A little bakery in the heart of Montmartre is the way forward for Aimie K. Runyan’s dual-timeline novel set in Paris during ...Read Review

A Game of Deceit: A Richard Knox Spy Thriller

By Tim Glister - Published 2023

Genres:

Thriller

This is a spy thriller set in the 1960s. The book opens with a death on a cargo ship, where an unfortunate crewman ...Read Review

Proud Sorrows (A Billy Boyle WWII Mystery)

By James R. Benn - Published 2023

Genres:

MilitaryMystery/CrimeThriller

May 1942: a German bomber struggles to stay airborne over the coast of Norfolk, England. People from the village of Slewford see or hear ...Read Review

Ventura and Winnetka

By J. G. Bryan - Published 2023

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Ventura and Winnetka are locations in Southern California, where this rollicking coming-of-age novel is set in 1978. J.G. Bryan does a great job ...Read Review

The Spectacular

By Fiona Davis - Published 2023

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The Spectacular takes place over a few months and is a brief 1990s story incorporating long retrospective flashbacks to 1956, when 19-year-old Marion Brooks ...Read Review

A Newlywed’s Guide to Fortune and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery)

By Dianne Freeman - Published 2023

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In London in spring 1900, Frances Hazelton is newly married and happily planning to help yet another young lady make her societal debut and ...Read Review

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